World Sailing: All Talk or Really a World Body:
by Rob Kothe
Since its creation in 1907 as the International Yacht Racing Union sailing’s peak body has been British based. One hundred ten years later, the organisation now known as World Sailing has reach a fork in the road.
The official language of our Sport has been historically English, so is the administration bias since its office has always been based in England. From its inception, it was some 60 years before our representatives voted for someone who was not English as the leader of the World Sailing Organisation authority.
In 1997, then called the International Sailing Federation (ISAF), the organisation moved from London, where it was hosted by Ro…
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World Match Racing in Porec:
Hönö, Sweden (January 19, 2017) – The match racing tradition in Croatia runs deep and the Adriatic coast has seen match racing events in Rovinj, Dubrovnik and Umag. Split was for years part of the World Match Racing Tour but since 2007 Croatia has been outside of the grand prix match racing scene. 2017 marks the year to bring back the World Match Racing Tour to the Adriatic. WMRT Porec Match Cup will be sailed May 26-28, 2017 in M32 catamarans. The WT event will qualify in to the WC event held in North America in August 2017. Full Report.
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